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China Girl - Wizard of Oz - original oil painting by Natalia Babi

China Girl - Wizard of Oz - original oil painting by Natalia Babi
China Girl After viewing the new movie "Oz the Great and Powerful," well known Russian-American artist Natalia Babi was fascinated and inspired with the very cute and touching character China Girl, who won the hearts of many people all over the world. In Ms. Babi's beautiful painting—like any other fairy tale that ends on a positive note—she introduced a concept of transferring broken china pieces into wonderful fly-away butterflies. This original masterpiece of rising artist Natalia Babi will certainly become a unique collectible item for any Oz-lovers and collectors! Arguments and Facts China Girl was a character in the original Wonderful Wizard of Oz book. Since "China Girl" was not in the original 1939 MGM movie, Disney was able to use this character without any permissions from MGM. Disney company in early production of the movie realized that China Girl was a unique character and would win the hearts of new Oz and doll collectors. In the movie, Disney Company hired famous puppeteer Phillip Huber to create a marionette of China Girl in order to use as an animated character. In the movie, the original marionette was 18 inches in height and Disney come out with limited edition of 500 China Girl dolls that was instantly sold out. Originally under $180, the dolls are currently selling on eBay up to $1000 just a month later. Of course, thousands of units of a smaller-sized China Girl doll sells in retail chains. In the United States, China Girl became so popular that a Facebook page was dedicated to her: www.facebook.com/pages/China-Girl-Oz/351992788249364?ref=stream "Oz the Great and Powerful" cost Disney around $200 million to produce, and $100 millions in advertising. At this moment, Disney already grossed over $350 million from this movie, and it is projected to make over $1 billion based on various sources. http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/opi-oz-the-great-and-powerful-comes-to-my-hair-care-231799.htm This movie is most profitable movie of 2013 and Disney has already made plans to continue with a sequel. http://perezhilton.com/2013-03-17-oz-the-great-and-powerful-highest-grossing-film-of-2013#.UWWtsaKG2So All the major actors have agreed to work on the next sequel. It is hinted that somewhere at the end of the movie there will be mention of the story happening some 20 years before Dorothy arrives in the Emerald City. With the ending of Harry Potter series, most major movie production companies have been struggling to create a profitable movie franchise, due in part to the US economy and low attendance in the movie theaters. Of course Oz, the perennially American fantasy land, and with the 1939 movie ingrained into the hearts and minds of so many generations, creates an opportunity for Disney to tap into the magic! In addition to the original story of the Wizard of Oz, the story of the witches in Maguire’s “Wicked”, there are over 40 original Oz books that Disney could capitalize on in the future. Worldwide, the “Wizard of Oz” is a phenomenon that far exceeds its impact in America alone. For example, half the revenues from the movie "Oz the Great and Powerful" were realized outside of the US. Another event that most likely will contribute to an Oz renaissance is a new “Wizard of Oz” musical that has been presented in London last year by Andrew Lloyd Webber. That production is now running in Canada. It is only a matter of time before this musical hits US performance theaters. Clients and Art Patrons Natalia Babi's impressive list of Clients and art patrons includes: George Clooney, Tom Cruise, Rod Stewart, Michael Douglas, Brad Pitt, Bill Gates, Tom Hanks, Warren Buffett, Elizabeth Taylor, Dalai Lama, Nikas Safronov, Sophia Loren, Oksana Baiul, Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Dmitri Hvorostovsky and more. Although this painting shown in the blue frame, it is a virtual frame chosen by the artist. As a result this painting comes without the frame for ease of shipping worldwide. This painting comes with certificate of originality from the artist Natalia Babi. Additional information about this painting

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SKU Rare-Babi1
Weight 3.00 lbs
Author Natalia Babi
Publisher Reilly & Lee
Condition Fine

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